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Pa. Could Soon Lead Pack In States' Carcinogen Crackdown

Law360, Philadelphia (August 25, 2017, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A recent move by Pennsylvania environmental regulators to consider limiting the amount of a cancer-causing compound in drinking water supplies could put the state well ahead of peers in independently adopting such water quality rules, which have gained traction in the absence of formal guidance from the federal government.

Acting in the wake of contamination discovered in recent years near two shuttered military facilities outside of Philadelphia, the state's Environmental Quality Board voted earlier this month to consider a maximum containment level for perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, following a petition for regulations on the compound from a regional environmental advocacy group....

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